Which is to say: I am a software engineer. I studied computer science at university, I write software for a living, and I even sometimes code for fun in my free time. Here, I talk about it.
A lengthy discussion of the Flutter cross platform UI framework and my feelings about it. TLDR: I like the Flutter framework a lot, but: I wish it used Swift as its programming language; and I find its facsimile of native OS components to be imperfect.Nick Johnson
Notes on the Coursera Speciality which acts as a follow up to the Machine Learning course I discussed previously.Nick Johnson
Some notes on the MOOC which is more or less the standard text for basic machine learning. Comparisons are made with Udacity's Introduction to Machine Learning.Nick Johnson
Going “iPad only” is all the rage in some circles. I don't think it would really work for me. iOS still has too many limitations for that. But I do like the idea of using an iPad as my main “carry around” machine. Right now I use a first generation MackBook Adorable for this purpose. I take it on holiday and bring it with me to coffee shops (and occasionally the office) when I have use for it. But an iPad is smaller, lighter, and more versatile in form (if not in function). It also uses the same charger as…Nick Johnson